In Interior Ambush the artist Sara-Vide Ericson exhibits a series of new, large paintings that examine our relationship to artifacts, rituals and places. The artist’s own, personal history, her body and the landscape that has surrounded her since childhood, become tools for stagings that through painting are transformed into pressing and compelling tales.
In Sara-Vide Ericson’s expressive painting, the starting point resembles a performance without an audience. The selected props are chosen through an intuitive process. The locations are ones that she knows intimately. Documentation is done by people close to her who won’t influence her, and who will leave her be in complete presence to create a body memory to carry back to the studio where the artworks take shape.
Interior Ambush is produced in collaboration with Galleri Magnus Karlsson, the Museum of Hälsingland and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm where the exhibition was first shown in the autumn of 2019. The exhibition at Kalmar konstmuseum will include new works not previously exhibited.
A complementary exhibition catalogue is produced with texts by the writer Therese Bohman.
Picture: detail from, Sara-Vide Ericson, The Percussionist, 2019